Our expert says:
There are no set rules. SO much depends on the circumstances, the nature of the relationship, and one's own personality. FOr most people it requires at least 9 months to a year, and can be longer. There is a istinction to be made between grief / bereavement and depression, but a depression can arise in such situations, and can respond well to treatment, by medication and/or counselling / therapy.
Do at least consider seeing a counsellor with experience in this field, as you can indeed again become a happy person, and able to remember your mom with happiness, and not only with sadness
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